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China-Taiwan Tensions Spill Far Away Into Kenya

Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/GettyImages)
Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/GettyImages)

Taiwan is accusing China of human rights violations after a group of Taiwanese citizens in Kenya were deported to mainland China. The Taiwanese were acquitted in a fraud trial in Kenya.

The incident is another flash point in the tense relationship between China and Taiwan. China considers Taiwan to be Chinese territory and says that only Beijing can represent the island in an international context. For more, Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with the BBC’s Cindy Sui.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Cindy Sui, BBC Taiwan correspondent. She tweets @cindysui2.

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